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It’s been several years in the making, but Toronto-based company TEB technology has finally released a demo of its futuristic Transit Elevated Bus concept in northern China. TEB’s goal is to help reduce congestion in some of the world’s busiest cities in an environmentally-friendly way. The buses are powered by electricity and can hold up to 300 people as they glide down the road at about 30mph straddling two lanes of traffic. The coolest part: other vehicles are able to drive under and through them.

There are still some logistical issues to be resolved, however. The “test run” was a simple 300-meter journey in a straight line and didn’t involve normal traffic obstacles such as curves, traffic lights, crosswalks, pedestrians or bridges. Still, onlookers were impressed by their sheer size and the originality of the concept. According to TEB’s chief engineer, the buses will be ready to enter real-world service in just a year and a half.

Do you think TEB will revolutionize public transportation in cities around the world?

Featured image courtesy of TEB Technology.

H/T: Engadget

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